Former Indian player Yusuf Pathan has backed Virat Kohli-led Indian team to make a comeback in the T20 World Cup.
India lost to arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening match of the T20 World Cup by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan defeat India by 10 wickets
After Shaheen Afridi-led Pakistan bowlers routed the Indian batters for a modest total of 151/7 in the first innings, openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar himself steer Pakistan to an emphatic victory as they chased the target with 13 balls to spare.
Babar (68*) and Rizwan (79*) nullified the Indian bowlers after the dew came in to play during the chase.
Don’t think it will be difficult for India to bounce back: Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan said that fans should support the team and players and also believes the team can bounce back in the tournament.
“I don’t think it will be difficult for India to bounce back as our players have been playing good cricket. All the India players are hardworking and they know how to handle pressure. We all should keep supporting the team and the players will definitely do well,” Pathan said during a virtual media conference.
“We are not out of the tournament after one loss. India still have a chance to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and I hope that we win the T20 World Cup,” he added.
India will next play New Zealand, who also lost their first match of the tournament to Pakistan on October 31 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
India must win against the Black Caps to keep their hopes of staying in the mega event alive and must take every match at one time.